Broken Lullabies (for KING & COUNTRY Fanfict...
Nila has always been called the sunshine in the lives of those she loves. Until she was adopted by Luke Smallbone when she was nine, she had been in the foster care system for the only part of her life that she remember, but she was okay with that. She'd always been given loving, caring foster families, and now, at fifteen, she has the best forever home she could ask for, cheerful as ever as a daughter, older sister, niece, and friend. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, she starts having nightmares, and later discovers that they're of events she never remembered from her early childhood. With the words and deeds of her true biological parents echoing in her mind, she starts to struggle in ways she wouldn't have dreamed possible. But she's too scared, too used to being the brightest light in the room, to come forward about what she's dealing with to her dad, or her uncle, who are both growing more concerned by the day.
Finally, Nila, knowing that she can't keep up her cover for much longer, decides to end her own life. A close save by Joel spares it, but it seems that she's only getting worse, now not only dealing with what she always has, but also a load of shame larger than herself. And now, Luke and Joel are in a desperate struggle for the life of the girl they love so much, to show her that she's found the place where she belongs, where there are no more broken lullabies.